We stayed for 3 nights during October and found the staff and hotel to be excellent. It is situated in the heart of Barcelona within easy reach of all the main tourist attractions.
Would definately recommend this hotel to friends and relatives and our next visit to Barcelona.
A great hotel , well located to explore Barcelona. Very cool décor and the room has a docking station for your Ipod / Ipad / Iphone with speakers integrated into the room and the bathroom, which is great. a lovely little breakfast room with a small outside courtyard area if you want it. All of the reception staff were really helpful with local advice and very willing to recommend restaurants (all good)and book taxis for us. The minimalist style does extend to storage space so be aware of that., One wardrobe and no other cupboards at all. I guess this is geared to the shoirt stay market but might be inconvenient if you are there for a week.
Andy from Essex, Uk
This new 23-room boutique hotel is located right in the heart of Barcelona, in the La Ribera quarter, next to the Cathedral …More
Via Laietana runs through the centre of Barcelona and the hotel is within 2 minutes walking distance of Jaime 1 Metro station. Easily accessible from the airport via train and then transfer to metro.
Positives (lots of them)
Left out of the hotel and a few hundred yards up the road is the Cathedral. You can walk to La Rambla within 5-10 mins through some nice/safe side streets. From there you can walk to Plaza Catalunya at the top of La Rambla and then Plaza Espanyol within 45 mins. Al the key city centre toursist spots and bars are that close.
Turn right out of the hotel and within five mins you're at the Marina, another 5-10 mins and you've walked to the beach. Beautiful coast line with wide open spaces if you like the view but don't want to venture onto the beach. The beach runs for a couple of miles with plenty of quiet spots.
The Picasso gallery is a few minutes from the hotel (down one of the side streerts opposite it).
Dunnes Irish bar is next door (cheap food/drink with friendly staff and sport on TV. A small convenience store is also a few doors down the road.
Whilst it's a busy road the noise was never a problem (I had an inside room with no view of the main road - not sure if this would have been an issue with a room on the main street.
Negatives (very few)
Expedia advertised massages were available but this wasn't the case (my back needed one after a delayed flight)
Beds were quite hard and pillows too soft.
1 min walk from the El Born area, trendy boutiques, tapas bars and restaurants. Close to the Picasso museum and the port and beach area. Only a 10 minute walk to las ramblas.
Metro station and train station 2 mins away. Wouldn't stay anywhere else in Barcelona!
Clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff, good wifi - all at an affordable price. Good option for budget conscious travellers.
The room is a 10 minute walk from reception, and they do not help with carrying bags to your room, so you are on your own. The elevator opens directly into your bedroom, and on one occasion the cleaning staff came up from the elevator to find us half naked taking a nap in the middle of the day between seeing the sites (very uncomfortable). The hotel confirmation included buffet breakfast. There is no buffet breakfast, and we actually had to fight with them in order to get a voucher for a croissant and coffee from a café down the street. The confirmation listed free wireless internet. There was no internet working the entire time we were there. We complained on 3 different occasions about it and it was never fixed during our stay. We ended up spending 25 dollars to use our own internet access via our phones because this amenity was not available. There was also no phone in the rooms, so we spent another 25 bucks just making calls locally on our personal cell phones because there was no phone available there, any the staff was unwilling to make calls for us. Staff was slow, and did not take care of our issues or concerns.
Lisa from California
These five classic studios for one or two people are in a beautiful apartment building located in the best part of the Gothic …More
The studio isa good size, enough for my partner and I but I won't recommend it for any more than 2 people. Everything was comfortable, clean and within easy walking distance to attractions (beach, El Born, Gothic Quarter, etc), plus the metro was within a couple minutes walk to get to those attractions that were further away. Only downfall is that you can hear furniture being moved in the studio above you in the morning which was a little annoying if you like to sleep in like us :)
All in all a great little studio and I would stay again.
Kelly from Sydney, Australia
These six classic studios for one or two people are in a beautiful apartment building located in the Gothic Quarter (or …More
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